Paper Talk: Rashford set for huge pay hike; Conte at war with Chelsea

Date published: Thursday 3rd May 2018 8:32

Manchester United are willing to triple the wages of a top star in a bid to keep him, while PSG are ready to pay £100m for a Tottenham midfielder, all in Thursday’s papers.



Manchester United are reportedly poised to open contract talks with striker Marcus Rashford.

The Red Devils are keen to hand the England frontman a bumper new deal in a bid to secure his long-term future at Old Trafford, according to the report in the Daily Star.

Fears have been mounting that the 20-year-old could be looking to quit the club this summer after failing to win a regular starting spot under Jose Mourinho.

But the report states that United have no intention of selling the player and will give him a significant pay rise on the £25,000-a-week deal he signed back in 2-016 when he first burst onto the scene.

Rashford’s current contract runs out in 2020 and United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is looking to negotiate a new one that could see him triple his wages.

The forward has started just two of United’s last seven games and like Anthony Martial has found himself affected by the arrival of Alexis Sanchez at Old Trafford.

Rashford is expected to seek assurances that he will have a bigger role going forward before penning his new contract.


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Burnley are lining up a £6m move for Bristol City’s English left-back Joe Bryan (Daily Mirror)

Chris Wilder is incoming Sunderland owner Stewart Donald’s No1 target to replace Chris Coleman (The Sun)

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Filipe Luis is ready to help Atletico Madrid dump Arsenal out of the Europa League after making a remarkable recovery from a broken leg (The Sun)

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